PERSONAL TRAINERS LIE - THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND CARDIO
So you want to burn body fat and lose your gut or tuckshop lady arms then you need to read on.
Lets look at some facts.
Fact Number 1
In 2003 a research article was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology that demonstrated that individuals who performed intense cardio training suffered from a decrease in their production of the hormone T3. T3 is produced by your thyroid with the sole aim to burn body fat. Now when you do cardio over any length of time this hormone is suppressed which means that your fat burning ability is compromised and you will not burn body fat.
If you look at who tells you that you need to lose weight and normally it is people in the medical profession. Yet in the main most of these individuals are overweight themselves and yet they are telling you that you need to do cardio to lose weight.
Fact Number 2
In 2011 the journal of Psychoneuroendocrinology published a research article that effectively demonstrated that by performing Cardio your cortisol levels increased significantly. Now cortisol is associated with heart attacks, cancer and visceral stomach fat. So I am sure that you do not want those levels increased if you want to live a healthy life with little visceral stomach fat.
Did you know that Pheidippides who was the first person to run a marathon dropped dead as he arrived in Athens? Was that the first sign that cardio is bad for us?
Fact Number 3
Everytime you have ground contact when running or jumping a minimum of 3 times your body weight is put through your joints placing undue stress on the joint structure. Due to this excess stress there is an increase in damage to the joint cartilage that increases knee, ankle, hip and back pain. Ask any elite athlete who was performed years of cardio training how do their joints feel? I am sure you know what the answer is?
Fact Number 4
Cardio increases free radicals in the body and causes a great degree of oxidative damage.
(Cakir-Atabek, H., Demir, S., Pinarbassili, R., Bunduz, N. Effects of Different Resistance Training Intensity on Indices of Oxidative Stress. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. September 2010. 24(9), 2491-2498.)
For those of you who do not know, free radicals are molecules that cause rapid aging in your body. During cardio, your body is filled with free radicals that are in your bloodstream attacking your cells.
So based on these facts what do you need to do to reduce your body fat levels without doing obscene levels of cardio training?
1. You need to have a correct and sustainable Nutrition Plan
2. Your program needs to be tailored to you using scientifically proven training principles
3. You need to reduce you cortisol and free radical levels
4. You need to keep reading these blogs for further education of the right way to get the results that you want.